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Senate seeks bipartisan compromise on border security

Has July Fourth goal of passing immigration law

WASHINGTON — Key Senate Republicans are working to develop a compromise on border security that would satisfy GOP demands for stronger enforcement language in a far-reaching immigration bill without costing Democratic support, lawmakers and aides said Thursday.

To win over skeptical Republicans, senators are considering mandating specific requirements for tools and equipment along the US-Mexico border, instead of leaving it up to the Obama administration, said Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican who is an author of the bill.

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